About the details you already know, and which anyway are well summarized in the top graph, a picture from Pew Center. Add those numbers to the knowledge from all history that rapid mixing of disparate cultures leads to violence and, well, Rotherham (which Linker forgot), and the Terror O’ The Day that daily reddens our headlines.
Motive is our interest here. Why. Why are Merkel & Co. doing this? According to Linker (and many others):
As French political philosopher Pierre Manent explains in an important interview translated in First Things, European elite culture is committed to a view of the world that abstracts from particular attachments — national attachments, ethnic attachments, religious attachments — and treats individuals as perfectly equal and interchangeable exemplars of capital-H Humanity. A Catholic Frenchman is just a human being. A secular German is just a human being. A devout Muslim refugee from the Syrian civil war is just a human being. Place of origin is politically irrelevant. So is religious affiliation. And age. And gender. The only form of belonging that matters is to the placeless human species.
To this Land adds:
Assuming — as seems fair — that [Merkel] doesn’t positively want to usher in Hitler 2.0, her catastrophic policy decisions have to be misguided…One can only infer that she genuinely believed a vast flood of predominantly young, male, Islamic, tribalistic, and historically-traumatized incomers, with a hallucinatory sense of (unrealizable) cultural and material entitlement, would immediately transmute into fungible production units and contribute to European pensions financing. The Economist pretends to believe the same thing. I’m forced to accept it’s possible to believe it, despite finding the flying spaghetti monster significantly more plausible. If this depth of delusion really has a grip on the minds of Western elites, any outcome other than utter disaster is most probably unobtainable. A cynical lie would be far less dangerous.
If we don’t accept Merkel & Co. believe—really believe—in Equality, the theory that all humans, and even some animals, are interchangeable infinitely programmable pliable automatons, the only thing left for us is conspiracy.
It’s tempting! If you had set out to devise a secret nefarious plan to destabilize and destroy, a collusive stratagem which pushed and pushed and pushed to the limit, but which managed to just keep the populace in check, but whose goal was to dismantle civilization and undermine souls, it’s hard to see how you could’ve done better than Merkel & Co.’s machinations.
Yet, as Shakespeare probably said, conspiracy will out. We haven’t proof (in the form of minutes from their last meeting, say) Merkel & Co. have aligned with the Masons, Illuminati, or whomever, intent on creating a New World Order, even though the effects are the same as if she did. Evidence of no, you can bet that the real-life cabals out there are not letting the crisis go to waste, and are exacerbating the chaos. Hello, Mr Soros!
Conspiracy isn’t needed to explain the data. Equality is a sufficient cause: a corrosive poisonous cancerous remorseless immoral beguilingly false philosophy that preaches there are no men and no women, only people; there are no old and no young, only people; there are no blacks and no whites, only people; there are no Jews and no Gentiles, there are only people.
That last corruption could explain why Pope Francis, God bless him, has signed the Vatican on as a Merkel & Co. affiliate. Has the Pope mistaken the true equality of eligibility of salvation for the false Equality that all people are the same? That all religions are the same? That all sin is the same? The Pope hasn’t been exactly consistent in his pronouncements. Yet in the end it doesn’t matter, because the impression is that the Pope, like the vast majority of Western leaders, supports Equality.
Detractors of the heresy are rooted out, punished, silenced. Equality and bust!
Actual earthly examples of Equality don’t exist, of course, and never have. The only evidence for Equality, a seductive conclusion, has always been desire. Desire, being spiritual and not material, is therefore more powerful than any physical hold. Desire for Equality was the first sin for angels and men—“ye shall be as gods”—so it is fitting it be the last and most destructive.